The Perks of Working in Retail
Working in retail can be demanding. You’re on your feet and dealing with a variety of different customers throughout the day, building your knowledge on products so you can assist with customer purchases. There’s hardly ever a second to spare. However, it’s also a very rewarding place to be.
Building your knowledge
You learn about the products you’re selling (fashion, electronics, cosmetics) and thus become highly knowledgeable about the industry.
It’s far from a 9-5. Shift patterns can vary every week and range from weekends to nights and early mornings. This is ideal if you prefer flexibility in your work and welcome a change of schedule now and again (particularly great for you non-morning people).
Keeping on your toes
Working in retail involves keeping busy and on your feet. You can expect to be getting physical throughout the day – a win if you’re not fond of slouching at a desk for 8 hours!
Most retail stores are located in lively city centres. This gives you plenty to do on your lunch and before and after work, whether it’s going out with co-workers or shopping for yourself.
Payday is usually more frequent. In most retail roles you can expect to be paid every 2 or 4 weeks so you rarely have to wait until the end of the month.
Working with different people
A retail team can be quite large and besides supervisors and managers, you’re usually all at the same level. This makes it much easier to bond with your peers both in and out of work and due to different shift patterns, you’ll work with different people on different days.
(Oh, and there’s usually some form of discount involved!)
We’re currently working with retail giants Footasylum and Primark who are hiring across the UK. If you’re interested in working for one of these brands check out their careers pages